Definition of Pick's disease in English:

Pick's disease

Pronunciation /ˈpiks diˌzēz/ /ˈpɪks dɪˌziz/

noun

  • A rare form of progressive dementia, typically occurring in late middle age and often familial, involving localized atrophy of the brain.

    • ‘It forms the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration, postencephalitic parkinsonism, and a handful of others.’
    • ‘A variety of other degenerative diseases have been, and are being, identified as causes of dementia, including Creutzfeldt Jakob disease and Pick's disease.’
    • ‘Treatment, which may include medications, is directed at improving daily function and quality of life. The course of Pick's disease is an inevitable progressive deterioration.’
    • ‘She has a form of dementia called Pick's disease and was just diagnosed with cancer.’
    • ‘The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, but there are many other types, including vascular dementia and Pick's disease.’

Origin

Early 20th century named after Arnold Pick (1851–1924), Bohemian neurologist.

Pronunciation

Pick's disease

/ˈpiks diˌzēz/ /ˈpɪks dɪˌziz/